The Five Best Things About Amsterdam in Five Museums

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There is a plethora of reasons why one decides to visit Amsterdam, which is why Jet2.com is still offering cheap flights to Amsterdam as part of their sale.

There is a plethora of reasons why one decides to visit Amsterdam, which is why Jet2.com is still offering cheap flights to Amsterdam as part of their sale.

Whatever the reason, chances are it will fall under one of the five main categories, art, culture, sex, beer and history.

For each of these categories, visitors to Holland’s capital will find a museum dedicated to it – arguably the second best way to experience each activity behind actually doing it!

A Fine Selection of Beers

Amsterdam’s status as a place to party cannot be denied. Along every street there are bars, pubs and restaurants to while the hours in and it’s fair to say the Dutch love a good pint of beer.

Testament to this appreciation of the golden nectar of the Gods is the Heineken Museum, an imposing building on the outskirts housing an interactive exhibition that shows there is more to beer than just ordering a pint at the bar. The Heineken Museum can be found at Stadhouderskade 78, 1072 AE Amsterdam, Netherlands +31 20 523 9222.

Painting a Picture of Dutch Art

It is hard not to be absorbed by the artisan atmosphere that often envelops Amsterdam. From interesting sculptures to obscure street art, the city is brimming with creative souls keen to leave their fingerprint on Amsterdam.

One such celebrated artist who has done that is Vincent van Gogh and his museum is a great reminder of the quality of his work. This can be found at Paulus Potterstraat 7, Amsterdam +31 020 5705200. It might also be worth checking out the Rembrandt House Museum on Jodenbreestraat 4-6, Amsterdam +31 020 5200400 too.

Sexing Up Your Stay

The Red Light District is as notorious an area as you are likely to find anywhere in the world. For years it has quite literally put sex in the shop window and, if you let it, this is an interesting undercurrent that will run through a holiday in Amsterdam.

Taking inspiration from this brazen attitude is the Sex Museum, a cult tourist attraction that even the most prude visitor is intrigued to discover. This can be found at Damrak 18
1012 LH Amsterdam, Netherlands, +31 020 6228376.

A Visit Back in Time

The history of Amsterdam is what has given it the character it exudes today. Whilst most people will be enticed by the Rijksmuseum’s beauty and promise of interesting exhibitions, it is in a history of a different kind that a new side to Amsterdam can be discovered.

The Jewish History Museum on Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1, 1011 PL Amsterdam, Netherlands +31 020 5310310 is the ideal place to delve deeper into one of the key religious players that has shaped the Dutch capital.

A Non-Stop Culture Tour

Finally, you might be wondering where is best to go for culture, well the fact that you have just spent time wandering five or six museums should be enough to demonstrate the city’s varied cultural offering and how it has made it one of the most popular cities in the world!

You can discover all of this with cheap flights to Amsterdam from Jet2.com, which are currently on sale. Jet2.com have cheap flights to Amsterdam from Leeds Bradford Airport.

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